EU Adviser: ‘Vote Leave Has Gone All UKIP’ Focusing On Immigration, As Polls Move Towards Brexit

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A former economic adviser to the President of the European Commission has identified one of the reasons why the Leave campaign in the European Union (EU) referendum is gaining momentum, saying: “It’s official: Vote Leave has gone all UKIP.” Philippe Legrain — a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics’ European Institute — was not intending to promote the Brexit cause when identifying the change of direction recently undertaken by Vote Leave, but did stumble upon the reason many have given for the recent gains they have made. Contributing to CapX, the news website owned and produced by the Centre for Policy Studies think tank, the former adviser to ex-European Commission President José Manuel Barroso stated: “It’s official: Vote Leave has gone all UKIP.” He said this is because it is now “focusing its campaign on immigration.” Mr. Legrain explained: Yesterday, leading Leave campaigners pledged that a post-Brexit Britain would curb EU migration in a specific way: “by the next general election, we will create a genuine Australian-style points based immigration system.” Nigel Farage was cock-a-hoop. “Pleased that Boris Johnson & Michael Gove now support same policy I’ve advocated for years,” the UKIP leader tweeted. The author is not a fan of Australian-style points